Joe Pass

1929 - 1994

Joe Pass

Joe Pass (born Joseph Anthony Jacobi Passalaqua; January 13, 1929 – May 23, 1994) was an American jazz guitarist. He is considered one of the greatest jazz guitarists of the 20th century. He created possibilities for jazz guitar through his style of chord-melody, his knowledge of chord inversions and progressions, and his use of walking basslines and counterpoint during improvisation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joe Pass has received more than 464,208 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 450th most popular musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 460k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 54.09

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.79

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.76

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Joe Pass ranks 450 out of 2,258Before him are Yann Tiersen, Geezer Butler, Phil Rudd, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Géza Anda, and Carlos Puebla. After him are Christoph Eschenbach, Alice Herz-Sommer, Tito Puente, Jermaine Jackson, Martin Gore, and Ivry Gitlis.

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Among people born in 1929, Joe Pass ranks 135Before him are Carlos Lacoste, Sixten Jernberg, Ronnie Biggs, Darío Castrillón Hoyos, Thomas Remengesau Sr., and Richard F. Gordon Jr.. After him are Lee Hazlewood, James Hong, Zeca Afonso, Katherine Helmond, Peter Yates, and Alexis Weissenberg. Among people deceased in 1994, Joe Pass ranks 89Before him are Motoo Kimura, Nikolai Ogarkov, Yevgeny Leonov, Richard Laurence Millington Synge, Olga Rubtsova, and Álvaro del Portillo. After him are John Candy, John Edward Williams, Andrés Escobar, Roberto Burle Marx, Wilma Rudolph, and Lindsay Anderson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joe Pass ranks 2,282 out of 12,171Before him are Philo Farnsworth (1906), Seth Barnes Nicholson (1891), Marisa Berenson (1947), Henrietta Lacks (1920), Stacy Keach (1941), and Suzanne Collins (1962). After him are James W. Christy (1938), John Cusack (1966), Cy Young (1867), Alicia Rhett (1915), Gordon Cooper (1927), and R. Kelly (1967).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Joe Pass ranks 141Before him are Grace Slick (1939), Bud Powell (1924), Al Di Meola (1954), Van Cliburn (1934), John Frusciante (1970), and Jelly Roll Morton (1890). After him are Tito Puente (1923), Jermaine Jackson (1954), Bruno Mars (1985), Willie Dixon (1915), Charlie Haden (1937), and King Oliver (1881).